Paralegal

Lili Smack is a paralegal in the CLS Family Advocacy Unit.  

Staff Attorney

Elizabeth Larin is a Supervising Attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit, which represents parents in all stages of dependency proceedings, including adjudication, permanency reviews, termination of parental rights trials and appeals. She joined CLS as a staff attorney in 2013. Prior to joining CLS, Elizabeth served for eight years as an Assistant Federal Defender for…

Technical Assistant

Deborah Holden is the technical assistant for the CLS Family Advocacy Unit.

Staff Attorney

Alex Dutton is a Staff Attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services. Alex defends parents who are at risk of losing their children to foster care due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Before joining CLS, Alex was an Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Education Law…

Social Worker

Ron Ayler is a Social Worker in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services (CLS), where he works with attorneys and paralegals as part of legal team advocating for parents involved with the child welfare system. He also supervises graduate level social work interns and participates in local and state policy groups. Prior to…

Beverly Williams is a paralegal in the CLS Energy Unit.

Rebecca McCord is a paralegal in the CLS Energy Unit.

Cameron Dichter is a paralegal in the CLS Energy Unit.

Skadden Attorney Fellow

Elizabeth “Liz” Soltan is a Skadden Fellow in the Medical-Legal Partnership at Community Legal Services. She is a member of the Employment Unit and the Health and Independence Unit. Her project focuses on stabilizing income for families with newborns receiving care at CHOP’s Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia. Ms. Soltan was previously a…

Paralegal

Orli Siegel is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.